(Note – SBH – On the Scottish OS maps, there are 2 brickworks detailed – Garscube Brick and Tile Works and Garscube Brickworks. Both are depicted on the bottom of the 1896 map. The Garscube Brickworks which is the further east of the two is close to Dawsholm. I believe this was also known as…
Gartsherrie Ironworks Fireclay Works. These works were owned by William Baird and Co Ltd.
C. 1840 – Brickworks started in order to supply the Gartsherrie Iron Works with firebricks.
14/10/1851 – Greenock Advertiser – Deaths – At Milton Street, Glasgow on the 12th inst, of consumption of the lungs, Mr Nichol Hillcoate, son of the late Nichol Hillcoate Esq, bricklayer and manufacturer of bricks at Gartsherrie and Glenboig.
Below – 1859 – Gartsherrie Iron Works – No specific reference to a brickworks.
18/10/1884 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – Sudden death. Yesterday it was reported to the authorities that James Farrell (55), a labourer, residing at Blackbrae Cottage, Old Monkland parish, had died suddenly while at work at Gartsherrie Brickwork. He was filling a waggon with coal and was apparently in his usual health when he dropped down in an instant in a fainting condition and expired. He was a steady man and did not seem to be in bad health.
1886 – William Baird and Co, Gartsherrie, Coatbridge.
25/12/1893 – Glasgow Evening Post – Coatbridge Section C.H Seven mile handicap – The route would include running past the Gartsherrie Brickworks …
05/11/1906 – Scottish Referee – Clydesdale Harriers inter-club run refers to the run passing the Gartsherrie Brickworks …
30/07/1909 – Belshill Speaker – The order of the bath. Eleven weary willies who helped themselves to sleeping accommodation at Gartsherrie Brickworks on Monday night had the ‘order of the bath’ conferred upon them at the Couty Court on Tuesday.